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The University of Florida Athletics
The University of Florida is located in Gainesville, FL and is known for its athletic excellence. The official school colors are orange and blue, and their official fight song aptly named, "The Orange and Blue." The mascots of UF are Albert and Alberta Gator. The football team plays in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, while the basketballs teams play in the Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center. The fans of UF teams are known as the Gator Nation. They have a storied rivalry with in-state nemesis Florida State, as well as conference rivals Georgia and Tennessee.
Of the 21 UF sports teams, 20 of them play in the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The men's football, basketball, and baseball teams are some of the most decorated teams in the NCAA. The men's baseball team won the 2017 NCAA College World series. The football team, coached by Urban Meyer at the time, won championships in 2006 and 2008. Billy Donovan coached the basketball team to two NCAA championships in 2006 and 2007. UF also field men's golf, cross country, and track & field teams.
Women's sports are equally as decorated. The women's gymnastics team, coached by Jenny Rowland, won championships from 2013 to 2015 after going since 1982 without one. The women's softball team won championships in 2014 and 2015. The most decorated women's team is the tennis team, with seven national championships spanning the late 1990s and 2000s. Their last championship was 2017. UF also boasts competitive volleyball, lacrosse, soccer, and basketball teams.